List of Probiotic Supplements

Probiotic supplements capsulesHow To Choose the Probiotic Supplements

Probiotic supplements are one of the safest, and more convenient way to boost your intestinal microflora count. There is a wide range of probiotics, and choosing the right one might prove a little overwhelming. Which one to buy, which one is the most effective, which one is the easiest to take, and which ones are the most trusted manufacturers?

In many cases the higher CFU count should make a difference, but sometimes the strength of a probiotic is in the specific strain, or the strain combination, or just how many strains the manufacturer has put into his capsule.

All the supplements on our list can be bought over the counter, and most of them can be bought on the Internet, and are relatively safe to use, and permanent side effects are virtually inexistent. That means that there can be some side effects, especially with the high CFU ones, but once we stop taking them the side effect disappear within days, or even hours. 

Be aware that a high count capsule is probably not the best option for a beginner. Too many probiotics at once can result in serious side effects, and although these side effects are temporary, you don't want to go through them.

Probiotic supplements are great for a wide range of conditions, it is almost amazing how many health problems can be related to a poor and weak gut micro-biota. But we can't just take any probiotic based on the number of live cells, based on the concept the more is better, and hope it will work. In some cases, supplementing with the wrong yeast, or bacteria can make you sick. The safe way is to check the manufacturer's claims about the conditions targeted, and verify that with real reviews, (one of the best review sources is Amazon). It is true that many probiotics will work on more than one condition, but it is not always true. Also, your specific situation might require you to start with a certain supplement at first, and the use another one. 

When you are in a stable condition, you will need to think to a long term solution that will not require you to take supplements all of your life. The solution is to build up a healthy and thriving probiotic colony. To do this you need to find which probiotic supplement has the strains that are able to attach to your intestinal walls. Another approach is to start consuming fermented foods and drinks. Fermented foods and drinks contain many strains that are capable to re-colonize your gut. In many cases, the safest approach is to start a regimen on bothe supplements and fermented foods diet. This will help your system deal better with these foods. 

List of Over the Counter Probiotics

Probiotic Name Manufacturer CFU
What strains are included? Shelf stable?
Active Balance High Potency Probiotic Active Balance 50 2 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum No
Align Probiotic Align 1 1 Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 Yes
DuraFlora Source Naturals 5 1 Bacillus coagulans No
Solgar Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Solgar 0.5 2 L. acidophilus, B. lactis No
Enzyme Probiotic Complex American Health 2 5 Lactobacillus acidophilus, B bifidum, L. bulgaricus, L. brevis, B. lactis No
Syntol AMD Arthur Andrew Medical 13.6 8 Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus helveticus, Saccharomyces bulardii, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L lactis, B bifidum No
Bacid Bacid 2 4 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, B bifidum, Streptococcus termophilus No
TruBiotics Bayer 1.5 2 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis No
Bio-K+ Extra Strength Probiotic Bio-K Plus 50 2 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei No
Bio-Kult Probiotic Bio-Kult 2 14 Bacillus subtilis, L. Acidophilus, L. Casei, L. Delbruekii.bulgaricus, L. Delbruekii.lactis, L. Helveticus, L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus, L. Salivarius, B. Breve, B. Bifidum, B. Infantis, B. Longum, and S. Thermophilus Yes
Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan Bio-Kult 0.5 2 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum Yes
Bio-Kult Candea Bio-Kult 1 7 Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. Bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, B. longum, and B. breve Yes
Nexabiotic Bioprosper Labs 30 20 S. thermophilus, S. boulardi, L. fermentum, L. acidophilus, L. brevis, L. salivarius, L. helveticus, L. lactis, L. paracasei, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, Bacillus coagulans, B. breve, B bifidum, B infantis, B. longum, B. lactis, Pediococcus acidilacti No
Digestive Health Culturelle 10 1 Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG No
Probiotic Blend Daily Essentials 4 7 L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, B. longum, B. lactis, B bifidum, S thermophilus No
Douglas Laboratories Ultra Dophilus Douglas Laboratories 4 1 Lactobacillus acidophilus Yes
Flora Q Flora Q 8 4 L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, L. paracasei, S thermophilus No
Florajen 3 Florajen 15 3 L. acidophilus, B. lactis, B. longum Yes
Complete Probiotics Dr. Mercola 70 9 L. plantarum, L casei, L. brevis, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, B bifidum, B. lactis, B. longum, S thermophilus No
Good Flora Mt Angel Vitamins 2.1 3 B. longum, B bifidum, L. acidophilus No
Healthy Trinity Natren 30 3 L. acidophilus, B bifidum, L. bulgaricus No
Pearls Enzymatic 1 2 L. acidophilus, B. longum No
Pro-Bio Enzymedica 10 8 L. bulgaricus, L. paracasei, L casei, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. salivarius, Bacillus subtilis No
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Essential Formulas 21.6 12 B infantis, B. breve, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L. brevis, L casei, L fermentum, L. bulgaricus, L helveticus, L. plantarum, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus thermophilus No
Mega Probiotic-ND Food Science 5 8 L. rhamnosus, L casei, B. breve, L. acidophilus, B. lactis, B. longum, B bifidum, Streptococcus thermophilus No
Daily Probiotic Ganaden Sustenex 2 1 Bacillus coagulans No
Primal Defense Garden of Life 2 12 L. paracasei, L. plantarum, L. brevis, L casei, L. acidophilus, L. salivarius, B bifidum, Bacillus subtilis, B. lactis, B. breve, L. rhamnosus, B. longum No
HMF Neuro Genestra 12 5 Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis Yes
Fivelac  Global Health Trax 2.05 5 Bacillus coagulans, acillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Vifidobacterium longum No
Threelac Global Health Trax 1.5 3 Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus subtilis, and Enterococcus faecalis Yes
Probiotic Acidophilus Good 'N Natural 6 4 B bifidum, L. salivarius, L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus Yes
Friendly Force HealthForce Nutritionals 100 6 L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius, S thermophilus, L. bulgaricus No
Healthy Origins 30 Billion Healthy Origins 30 8 Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifdobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifdobacillus breve, Bifdobacillus longum, Bifdobacterium lactis Yes
Flora 50-14 Innate Response 50 14 Bifidobacterium longum, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, L. lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, L. reuteri, Lactobacillus salivarius, L. brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. rhamnosus No
Flora 20-14 Innate Response 20 14 Bif. longum, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, L. lactis, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L. reuteri, L. salivarius, L. brevis, L. plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bif. bifidum, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. rhamnosus No
Jarro-Dophilus EPS Jarrow Formulas 5 8 Pediococcus acidilactici, L. rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus helveticus, L. plantarum, L. casei, Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis Yes
Pro-Bio Gold Kirkman 11.5 6 L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, B bifidum/lactis, L casei, S thermoophilus, L. plantarum Yes
LactoPrime Plus Klaire Labs 25 12 L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. brevis, L casei, L. salivarius, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, B bifidum, B infantis, B. breve, B. longum, B. lactis No
Probiotic Powerhouse Jay Kordich 25 6 L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius, S thermophilus, L. bulgaricus No
ACTIFlora Kendy 45 4 L. bulgaricus, L. acididophilus, Bifidobacterium spp, S thermophilus No
Kyo-Dophilus Kyolic 1.5 3 B bifidum, L. gasseri, B. longum Yes
Life Start 2 Natren 2 1 Bifidobacterium infantis Yes
L. Acidophilus Natural Healthy Concepts 150 1 Lactobacillus acidophilus Yes
Ultimate Probiotic Formula Lee Swanson Signature Line 66 11 B. lactis, L. acidophilus, B. longum, B bifidum, L casei, L. plantarum, L gasseri, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus, L. sporogenes Yes
Mega Flora Plus Mega Food 50 14 L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. salivarius, B infantis, L lactis, B bifidum, Streptococcus thermophilus, L. brevis, B. longum, L. reuteri, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L casei, L. rhamnosusL. bulgaricus No
Triple Probiotic Nature Made 10 3 Lactobacillus gasseri, B. bifidum, B. longum No
Advanced Probiotic 10 Nature's Bounty 20 10 B bifidum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L. bulgaricus, L. brevis, L. salivarius, L. acidophilus, B. lactis, L. paracasei, L casei No
Primadophilus Intensive Nature's Way 100 5 B. longum, B. breve, B bifidum, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus Yes
Probiotic All-Flora New Chapter 8 9 L. rhamnosus, B. breve, L. acidophilus, B infantis, B. longum, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus, L helveticus, L. salivarius, No
Probiotic GI Tract New Chapter 2 10 L casei, S thermophilus, L. salivarius, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, B bifidum, B infantis, B. breve, B. longum No
Accuflora Northwest NaturaL. products 0.5 5 Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, B bifidum, L. salivarius, S thermophilus No
Probiotic 10 Now Foods 50 10 B bifidum, L casei, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. salivarious, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosis, S thermophilus, B. breve, B. longum No
BifidoLife NutriCology 5.2 5 B. breve, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. sporogenes Yes
PB 8 Nutrition Now 14 8 L. plantarum, L. salivarius, B. lactis, B bifidum, L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L casei no
LiveBac Olympian Labs 1 4 S thermophilus, B bifidum, L. acidophilus, L helveticus,  No
Poly-Dophilus Pathway 3.36 6 L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, B. longum, B. breve, L. acidophilus, L. casei Yes
Colon Health Phillips 1.5 3 Lactobacillus gasseri, B. bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum No
Florastor Maximum Strength Florastor Maximum 5 1 Saccharomyces boulardii No
Probiotic 10 Acidophilus Piping Rock 25 10 L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, B bifidum, L. saliviarius, B. lactis, L. paracasei, Lactobacillus casei No
Adult Probiotic Probaclac 12 7 Bifidobacterium bifidum, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L casei, L. rhamnosus, S thermophilus No
Probiotic Max Blend Probiotic Max Blend 6 4 Lactobacillus acidophilus, B bifidum, L. salivarius, L. bulgaricus No
Probiotic 10 Puritan's Pride 10 10 L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus, L. salivarius, Lactobacillus brevis, Bifidobacterium lactis, L. casei No
ProbioActive 1B Rainbow Light 1 1 L. sporogenes Yes
Digestive Advantage Schiff 0.25 1 Bacillus coagulans No
Iflora Multi-Probotic Sedona Labs 16 16 B. breve, B. bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, B. longum, B. lactis, L. acidophilus, L. brevis, L. bulgaricus, L casei, L gasseri, L. paracasei, L. plantarum, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. lactis, S. thermophilus No
ProBiota 12 Seeking Health 50 12 L. salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum, L. casei, L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, B. longum, S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, B. breve, B. lactis, No
HMF Capsules Seroyal/Genestra 2.5 3 Lactobacillus acidophilus, B. lactis, B bifidum No
VSL#3 Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals 112.5 8 B. breve, B. longum, B. infantis, L. bulgaricus, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, S thermophilus No
Multidophilus Lactic Flora Solaray 3 3 Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium bifidum No
Acidophilus XTRA Sundown Naturals 40 4 Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium lactis, S thermophilus Yes
Probiotic Complex Swanson Ultra 4 5 L. rhamnosus, L lactis, L. acidophilus, B. longum, S thermophilus No
Probiotics Ultra Syontix 10 10 L. casei, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L helveticus, L. reuteri, L. rhamnosus, B bifidum, B. infantis, B. longum, B. breve No
Probioplus DDS UAS Laboratories 10 4 L. acidophilus, B. longum, B bifidum, B. lactis Yes
Super 8 Hi-Potency Udo 30 8 L. acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, S thermophilus, L. plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B. longum, L. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus salivarius Yes
Sehat Probiotic Trivedi 10 8 L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. casei, B. bifidum, B. longum, B. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, B. breve No
Super Probiotic TwinLab 2.1 1 Bacillus coagulans No
Ultimate Flora Critical Care Renew Life 50 10 B. lactis, B. breve, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus Yes
Ultimate Flora Senior Renew Life 30 10 Bifidobacterium lactis, B. breve, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus Yes
Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent Renew Life 100 12 B. lactis, B. breve, B. longum, B. longum, B infantis, L. acidophilus, L casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus Yes
Ultimate Flora Vaginal support Renew Life 50 10 B. lactis, B. breve, Bifidobacterium longum, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus Yes
Ultimate Flora Critical Colon Renew Life 80 14 Bifidobacterium lactis, B bifidum, B. breve, B. lactis, B. longum, B infantis, L. acidophilus, L casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus, L gasseri Yes
FloraSmart 12 Billion Renew Life 50 10 Bifidobacterium lactis, B. breve, Bifidobacterium longum, L. acidophilus, L casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. rhamnosus, L. bulgaricus No
Flora Pro-Health Naturenetics 70-100 5 Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Lactis, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Casei, Bifidobacterium Breve No


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